Did You Suffer Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia Side Effects from CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a popular fat-reduction procedure that freezes and eliminates fat cells from the body. However, there is a risk of Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH), a condition where the treated fat cells actually increase in number and size, leading to areas of disfigurement. We can help you learn more about your situation and see if your qualify for a FREE Coolsculpting lawsuit claim review.
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CoolSculpting is a popular fat-reduction procedure that freezes and eliminates fat cells from the body. However, there is a risk of Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH), a condition where the treated fat cells actually increase in number and size, leading to areas of disfigurement.
CoolSculpting, the non-surgical fat-freezing procedure, has gained significant popularity in recent years. Promising quick and painless fat reduction without surgery, it appeared to be an ideal solution for those struggling with stubborn pockets of fat. However, beneath the surface, there is a darker side to CoolSculpting that many people are not aware of. Severe side effects of CoolSculpting, such as Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH), have left individuals disfigured and devastated. If you tried CoolSculpting and suffered PAH or another serious side effect, our consumer advocates can help. We understand how devastating these types of medical injuries can be, and we can help put you in touch with an attorney who can evaluate your potential claim.
CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, is a procedure that involves freezing fat cells to reduce localized areas of fat. The process involves placing a device on the targeted area, which cools the fat cells to a temperature that causes them to crystallize and eventually die. The body then naturally eliminates these dead cells over time. Advertisements for CoolSculpting often highlight its non-surgical nature and minimal downtime. It is marketed as a safe and effective alternative to liposuction, with claims of reducing fat by up to 20-25% in a single session.
Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia Side Effects
Unfortunately, not everyone’s experience with CoolSculpting has been positive. One of the most severe and disfiguring side effects is Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH). PAH is a condition in which the treated area experiences an increase in fat cells instead of a reduction. Instead of becoming slimmer, individuals with PAH may notice that the treated area has grown larger and has developed a hard, bulging mass.
While the manufacturer claims that PAH is a rare side effect, evidence suggests that it may be more common than previously believed. The reported frequency of PAH has steadily increased since the debut of CoolSculpting, raising concerns about the accuracy of the manufacturer’s estimates. Many doctors and medical professionals have observed a higher incidence of PAH in their practices than what the manufacturer suggests.
Linda Evangelista's CoolSculpting Lawsuit
The dangers of PAH were brought into the spotlight when former supermodel Linda Evangelista filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of CoolSculpting. Evangelista claimed that the procedure left her “brutally disfigured” and unable to work. Her lawsuit shed light on the severity of CoolSculpting side effects and the impact they can have on a person’s life.
The manufacturer of CoolSculpting, Allergan Aesthetics, has faced criticism for its handling of PAH side effects. The company has retained consultants who downplay the risks of PAH through publications and online channels. Additionally, Allergan has imposed confidentiality agreements on patients, preventing them from speaking out about their experiences. The company has also been accused of underreporting the side effect to regulatory authorities.
Seeking Compensation Through a Product Liability Lawsuit
Individuals who have experienced PAH or other severe side effects from CoolSculpting may be entitled to pursue compensation through product liability lawsuits. Product liability law holds manufacturers responsible for injuries caused by their products. In the case of CoolSculpting, individuals can argue that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn about the risks of PAH and other side effects.
The Importance of Legal Representation
If you have suffered from PAH or other CoolSculpting injuries, it is crucial to seek legal representation from an experienced product liability attorney. These attorneys specialize in holding manufacturers accountable for the harm caused by their products. They will assess the merits of your case, gather evidence, and guide you through the legal process.
Pursuing Compensation for CoolSculpting Injuries
To pursue compensation for CoolSculpting injuries, you will need to establish several key elements. First, you must demonstrate that you underwent the CoolSculpting procedure and experienced severe side effects, such as PAH. Next, you need to establish that the manufacturer of CoolSculpting was negligent in their duty to warn about the risks associated with the procedure. Finally, you must prove that your injuries were a direct result of the manufacturer’s negligence.
Damages You May Be Able to Recover
If successful in your lawsuit, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation for your CoolSculpting injuries. This can include medical expenses, both past and future, related to treating the side effects of CoolSculpting. Additionally, you may be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of income or earning capacity, and any other damages caused by the procedure.
Determining Liability for CoolSculpting Injuries
Determining liability for CoolSculpting injuries can be a complex process that requires a careful examination of the facts and circumstances surrounding the case. In general, there may be multiple parties who could potentially be held liable for the injuries sustained during a CoolSculpting procedure. One of the primary parties that could be held responsible is the manufacturer of the CoolSculpting device. In most cases, the manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that the product is safe for use and free from defects. If it can be proven that the manufacturer failed to meet this duty of care and that their negligence or wrongdoing resulted in the injuries, they can be held liable for the damages suffered.
In addition to the manufacturer, other parties that could potentially be held liable include the healthcare provider or clinic that performed the CoolSculpting procedure. These healthcare professionals are expected to adhere to a certain standard of care when performing the procedure. If they deviate from this standard and their negligence or incompetence leads to injuries, they can also be held accountable. It’s important to note that each case is unique and the determination of liability will depend on the specific facts and evidence presented. Consulting with a qualified attorney who specializes in product liability law can help assess the circumstances of your case and determine the parties who may be held liable for your CoolSculpting injuries.
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What should you do? If you were the victim of CoolSculpting injuries, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss filing a CoolSculpting lawsuit.
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CoolSculpting has promised a quick and easy solution to stubborn fat, but for some, the consequences have been devastating. Severe side effects, such as Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia, have left individuals disfigured and emotionally scarred. If you have experienced alleged side effects of CoolSculpting, it is important to seek legal representation to pursue compensation for your suffering. By holding the manufacturer accountable, you can not only seek justice for yourself but also help raise awareness about the potential risks of CoolSculpting. Contact our consumer advocates today or fill out the form to speak to an experienced product liability attorney about your legal options.